A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:20 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ahx1. Id of event: us2000ahx1. Exact location, longitude -93.8354° West, latitude 15.4001° North, depth = 71.75 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:54:20 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:54 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 71.75 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Pijijiapan, Paredón. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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